Specimen Information

Pelusios castaneus
Pelusios castaneus
(West African Mud Turtle)
Reptiles-Turtles
Exotic

Specimen ID1697452
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusPelusios
Speciescastaneus
Common NameWest African Mud Turtle
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityTropical Park, Miami
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameTamiami Canal
HUC10 Number0309020615
HUC12 NameTamiami Canal
HUC12 Number030902061500
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month11
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:38359
Author:Stemle, L.R.
Date:2022
Title:First georeferenced report of a non-native West African Mud Turtle, Pelusios castaneus (Schweigger 1812), in Florida
Journal:Reptiles and Amphibians
Volume:29
Issue:1
Pages:150-151
CommentsA related species, Pelusios subniger (East African Black Mud Turtle) were been identified in Miami-Dade Co. in 1999 but may have been mis-identified P. castaneus.
Record TypeLiterature
Disposalremoved from pond
Museum Cat NumberUF 191206 photo voucher
VerifierAndrews Agyekumhene, University of Ghana
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size21.5 cm carapace length, 1.3kg mass
Number of Breeding Males1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/24/2024].

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